Macedonians in Istanbul

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Running Time:
30 min.
Elizabeta Koneska
Robert Jankuloski
Executive Producer:
Robert Jankuloski
Blaze Dulev
Screen Writer:
Elizabeta Koneska
Director of Photography:
Robert Jankuloski
Darko Spasovski
Brief Synopsis:
The movie Macedonians in Istanbul is about the citizens of Istanbul who are the fifth generation born in this city. As foreign workers, their ancestors from Macedonia moved to Istanbul in the 19th or early 20 century. Christian Orthodox by religion, they observe their festivals and holidays at several sacral buildings which are still being used in the city for that purpose. The members of this colony, mainly from the Aegean part of Macedonia, belong to a small community of rare, genuine, long-standing citizens of the former metropolis of the Ottoman Empire, the huge (multi-million) Istanbul.


"Aco Aleksov" Award - Asterfest - International Short Film Festival, Strumica, Macedonia, 2013


Cannes Corporate Media& TV Awards, Cannes, France, 2013

TISFEST – Teen International Shorts Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers", Bitola, Macedonia, 2012

Balkan Food and Film Festival, Albania, 2012

Tuzla Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2012

SEE A Paris South-East European Film Festival, Paris, France, 2012

Trento Film Festival (Eurorama programme), Italy, 2012

Days of Ethnographic Film, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012

International Ethnographic Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011

European Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, 2011

Days of Etnographic Cinema, Moscow, Russia, 2011

Production Companies:
Macedonian Center for Photography
Zeleznichka 18
1000 Skopje, Macedonia	   

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